Robert Edric

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Manuscript from the Robert Edric Archive, University of East Anglia

Robert Edric (born 1956) is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage, a British novelist born in Sheffield. Nick Rennison has suggested that Edric might be "the finest and most adventurous writer of historical fiction of his generation".[1]

His trilogy of detective novels, Cradle Song, Siren Song, and Swan Song, also known as the "Song Cycle," are set in the city of Hull.

Works[edit]

  • Winter Garden (1985) – winner, 1985 James Tait Black Award
  • A New Ice Age (1986) – runner up, 1986 Guardian Fiction Award
  • A Lunar Eclipse (1989)
  • In The Days of the American Museum (1990)
  • The Broken Lands (1992)
  • Hallowed Ground (1993)
  • The Earth Made of Glass (1994)
  • Elysium (1995)
  • In Desolate Heaven (1997)
  • The Sword Cabinet (1999)
  • The Book of the Heathen (2000)
  • Peacetime (2002) – long listed, 2002 Man Booker Prize
  • Cradle Song (2003)
  • Siren Song (2004)
  • Swan Song (2005)
  • The Mermaids (2006)
  • Gathering the Water (2006) – long listed, 2006 Man Booker Prize
  • The Kingdom of Ashes (2007)
  • In Zodiac Light (2008)
  • Salvage (2010)
  • The Lives of the Savages (2010)
  • The London Satyr (2011)
  • The Devil's Beat (2012)
  • The Monster's Lament (2013)
  • Sanctuary (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Rennison (2005). Contemporary British novelists. Routledge. pp. 61–5. ISBN 978-0-415-21708-8. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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